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Try out an electric car
Reserving an electric car
  • See if your employer is a partner of Zuid-Limburg Bereikbaar and participating in the ‘Discover the e-car’ campaign. Click on your employer and you will be redirected directly to the GoodMoovs platform. Create an account on GoodMoovs with your business email address and accept the General Conditions. From now on, you can schedule your trial (electric car, trial period, and pick-up location; this is a branch of the car dealers Janssen Kerres or Keram in South Limburg) on the GoodMoovs platform. 

  • It is unfortunately not possible to make more than one reservation for a trial.

  • Unfortunately, you can only make one reservation with which you can try one single model electric car for no more than two weeks.

  • For problems with registration, logging in, or making a reservation, take a look at the FAQs on the GoodMoovs platform or contact the GoodMoovs service desk at info@goodmoovs.com or on +31 (0)85-7325660

Picking up and returning the electric car
  • Pick up the electric car at a branch of Janssen Kerres or Keram car dealers in South Limburg. The dealer will give you extensive instructions about using the electric car that you reserved, such as opening and locking the car and how to charge it. Visit the website to see the opening hours and addresses. The pick-up time for the car is always scheduled for Friday 3:00 PM. 

  • Bring your valid driver's license.

  • The exact date for pick up is shown in your reservation. We will also send you a timely reminder e-mail with all the information about returning the car. You return the car to the dealer from which you collected the car. The return time for the car is always scheduled for Thursday 3:00 PM. 

  • Contact the dealer if you are unable to return the car before Thursday 3:00 PM.

Opening and locking the car
Damage and breakdown
  • In case of damage, a malfunction, or breakdown, first contact the GoodMoovs service desk on +31 (0)85-7325660. They'll find a suitable solution to ensure that you arrive safely at your destination. In case of damage always fill in the standard claim form that you'll find in the car and fill in the necessary details and signature. Report the damage on the GoodMoovs app, via e-mail (support@goodmoovs.com), or the emergency number.

  • Before you drive away, we ask you to check the car for any damage. Add any damage you identify to the damage or loss reported in the app if it has not yet been registered. If you don't do this and the cause of the damage cannot be traced when you return the car, you may be charged the excess for the damage. This will be very unfortunate if the damage is not your fault. So, always check the car carefully before starting your trial period.

Charging an electric car
  • There is a Shell Recharge charging card in the car which gives you access to the Shell Recharge charging network, the largest charging network in Europe. Shell Recharge provides access to more than 125,000 public charging points. These charging points are located along the roads, at car parks, and at business premises. Take a look at the comprehensive overview to find a charging point near to your home or work. Be prepared for your journey by planning your route including the charging points. The Shell Recharge App (in Dutch) will help you plan your route by providing an overview of charging points near or at your destination.

    The Netherlands has about 46,000 public charging points, which can be found on various apps and websites. So, in the Netherlands you're likely to always find a charging point near to your location. There are usually fewer charging points available in other European countries, so going on holiday with an electric car requires some planning in advance. 

  • In the car you'll find instructions for charging your car. To charge an electric car, you need a charging point, a charging cable, and a charging card. Plug the plug of the charging cable into the car and into the charging point. Hold the charging card in front of the card reader on the charging point. The charging point will now start charging the car.

  • Whether a car is suitable for fast charging depends on the battery and the battery management system. Only cars equipped with a CHAdeMO or CCS plug can be fast-charged. The cars available for the trial are all equipped for fast charging. The Nissan Leaf has a CHAdeMO plug and the other cars use the CCS system for fast charging.

  • The trial period includes up to 2,000 kilometres of free driving. Any extra kilometres will cost €0.40 per kilometre.

  • In case of problems with charging, please contact the GoodMoovs service desk on +31 (0)85 732 56 60). The service desk is available on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM. In case of emergency, this number is also available any time of day or night.

Contact with customer service
Purchasing an electric car
  • It is important to find out what you are using the car for and which distances you are planning to travel. If you drive throughout the day to different locations that are a long distance away from each other, you will need a car with a large range (>300 km) and fast-charging capabilities. If you only drive to work at a short distance from your home and to other nearby destinations, you will need an electric car with a smaller battery and range (approx. 200 km). The charging speed and range are therefore particularly important. Furthermore, the energy and maintenance costs are much lower than for cars that run on fuel and the car will last a long time in case of normal use. A higher purchase price can therefore be recouped through lower variable costs.

  • Electric cars do not have gears, so you do not have to shift gears. Furthermore, an electric engine has the maximum power and clutch immediately available at the lowest speed, so electric cars accelerate quickly. In an electric car, you mainly use only one pedal: the accelerator. You push down on the pedal to accelerate and release it to slow down. By pushing down the accelerator pedal, energy is transferred from the battery to the electric engine. When you release the pedal, energy returns from the electric motor to the battery. This means that you use the brakes a lot less frequently. With some electric cars, you can adjust how hard the car brakes when you release the accelerator pedal.

  • Electric cars are usually more expensive to buy, but maintenance and recharging are cheaper. The average energy cost is €0.05 per km. The fuel cost of a car that runs on petrol is at least two times higher, at €0.10 per km. Maintenance for an electric car is minimal, because it requires far fewer moving parts.

  • There are different classes of electric cars with differences in price, size, and range. 

  • The range depends on several factors, such as the battery capacity, the weight of the car, and the way you drive. The weather conditions also play a major role, because a battery has less capacity at lower temperatures. Most cars can drive at least 200 km under normal conditions.

  • Electric cars operate on a lithium-ion battery similar to the batteries in our mobile phones, but the lifespan of car batteries is longer than that of a phone or laptop. The car battery very slowly loses some of its original capacity. Brands like Nissan and Tesla give an eight-year warranty, which means that the battery will last at least eight years after it will have at least 70% to 80% of its original capacity.

  • There are different types of chargers for charging your car. You have fast chargers that can fully charge the battery in about half an hour. It takes a lot longer at a normal charging point – sometimes even over twelve hours. That's why you should charge your car overnight, so that the battery is full the next morning. Some cars charge at a normal charging station with single phase (e.g. the Nissan Leaf) and other cars use three phases (e.g. the Renault Zoe). Charging with three phases is three times faster than charging with single phase. 

  • There are many advantages to electric driving: you emit less CO2, you drive quieter and cleaner, and it can save costs as well (the more kilometres you drive, the cheaper the cost per kilometre will be). The disadvantage is that an electric car is more expensive to buy, but it's a one-off investment that will pay for itself because of the low cost per kilometre.

  • Electric cars meet all the standard safety requirements. 

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